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Conan Doyle And The Spirits

Kelvin Jones

Published January 22nd 2013
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Kindle Edition
259 pages
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Arthur Conan Doyle is world famous as a writer and as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, but his life as a psychic investigator has often been neglected. This biography represents a wide cross-section of Conan Doyles spiritualistic writings. It rangesMoreArthur Conan Doyle is world famous as a writer and as the creator of Sherlock Holmes, but his life as a psychic investigator has often been neglected. This biography represents a wide cross-section of Conan Doyles spiritualistic writings. It ranges from the case histories of mediums to transcripts of spirit messages received by the Doyle family. Starting with a look at Conan Doyles Celtic roots, Kelvin Jones charts his growing interest in spiritualism from his Jesuit education as a boy to his rather sceptical introduction to the phenomena at the end of the nineteenth century. He goes on to illustrate how Conan Doyles belief in spiritualism was deepened by the works of leading psychic researchers, such as F. W. H. Myers, and his joining of the Society for Psychical Research. The book examines many of his own experiments and research and discusses several of his spiritualist stories and articles. This study provides the reader with a wealth of information, biographical, chronological and bibliographical details, and is the first serious attempt to recognize Conan Doyles talents as a psychic investigator, revealing him as a pioneer in the field of psychic studies.